Current Cost and Return Studies

Cost and return studies for fruit, vegetable, field, tree and vine crops, and animal commodities are available. To view the studies you may need to download the Adobe Reader for free.

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The table below contains the latest cost and return studies. Archived cost and return studies are also available.

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Current Cost and Return Studies in the Intermountain Region
Commodity Region County Year Production Conditions
Alfalfa [pdf] Intermountain Siskiyou 2012 Establishment and production, Scott Valley - Mixed Irrigation
Alfalfa [pdf] Intermountain Siskiyou 2012 Establishment and production, Butte Valley - Center Pivot Irrigation
Alfalfa [pdf] Intermountain, Sacramento Valley, San Joaquin Valley North, and San Joaquin Valley South see map 2013 ORGANIC, Establishment and Production, Hay
Goats [pdf] Northern California see map 2010 Meat
Mixed Vegetables [pdf] Intermountain - Sierra Nevada Placer/Nevada 2009 Tomatoes, Melon, Squash. Small Farm. Farmers' Market Sales
Onions [pdf] Intermountain - Tulelake Basin see map 2011
Peppermint Oil [pdf] Intermountain see map 2011 Establishment & Production
Timothygrass [pdf] Intermountain Lassen/Shasta 2009 Hay, Establishment and Production


For questions regarding the cost study releases, contact Don Stewart, (530) 624-1251,